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    Varina Davis Autograph Letter Signed "V. Jefferson Davis". One page, 5" x 8", April 6, 1890, Beauvoir, Mississippi, to Mr. Dirmitry, concerning research done for her biography about her husband entitled Jefferson Davis, a Memoir. On lined paper, toned with some foxing and some separation along folds. With tape repairs on verso; near very good.

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    Varina Howell Davis (1826-1906) was eighteen years younger than her husband Jefferson Davis, who became the president of the Confederate States. In 1890, one year after Mr. Davis' death, Mrs. Davis began writing a biography of her husband which was published the same year. This letter reads in part: "Your brief was an intellectual flash, it was so exhaustive & so clean but I did not mean to ask you to perform such labor only to give me the merest outline of dates, names, etc. as my memory furnishes a great deal. If you do not like my account of the case I can state it at greater length thanks to your succinct condensation of it."



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